New change to roofing rule for property owners

The rule change includes what kind of materials can be utilized for a roofing contractor project incorporating the use of felt and metal drip edge. Multiple roofers inform 11 News, that they had no understanding there was a change to the code and that they had been installing roofs that conform with the past code. Pikes Peak Regional Building says they think that they did everything they could to notify contractors.

“It was a 90 day public comment period, it then went through our Regional Building Committees and then went through public hearings at each one of the jurisdictions supported by Pikes Peak Regional Building. After this, the code was implemented June 1, 2018,” said Roger Lovell with Pikes Peak Regional Building Department.

In addition to a posting on the department’s internet site, the department mentioned they sent a private email about the new code to contractors.

Many roofers mentioned that they overlooked that email.

“I do not go to their website, I do not attend their public seminars. I posses roofing licenses in over 30 cities. I do not go to everybody’s meetings,” said Calvin Turner of Calvin Turner Roofing.

Because the code change last year, more than 23,700 roofing systems have been inspected, 2,807 are definitely not in compliance with the new code.

The Building division is offering a couple of solutions for contractors to perhaps accept the roofs that have already been done. Those incorporate applying for a difference or an Alternate Materials and Methods Application. Inspectors add, they anticipate any newly installed roofing systems to conform to the current code.

If your roof has already passed examination, your roof complies along with the current code.